I'll let you guess for your self what my big annoucement is this week.....
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The best part about this gift is that I was in Michaels with her the other day and she pointed out the very same yarn and said to me that she would absolutely LOVE for me to make her something in this yarn in this color because its her color. I bought this yarn, with her in mind, about 2 months ago and I thought to myself, this is a beautiful color for Isabel. Great minds think alike!
and... here.. it... is!
Once I give it to her I'll post a pic of her wearing it... I was so tempted to ask her to try it on last night, but I resisted so she can be surprised on christmas.
And my dad's getting a hat too... by request, and since I know I can get it done on time... no sweat! Two less presents I have to shop for in the hell that is the mall.
Is it just me or do the holidays bring out the worst in shoppers?
For those of you who have finished your shopping and wrapping like most normal people.. yeah shut up! stop gloating.... I know I suck! and the rest of us that haven't even started yet... good luck!!
oh, and this is what the tops looked like....
Thankfully both my hubby's and my cars were spared any tree limb damage.
Notice how she looks for the camera??? What a ham...
So this was the excitement for the weekend... run around to dress rehearsals, practice, run throughs... for this wonderful moment where my little ballerina could shine!
Ok, so the frosting is not the best, but it sure tasted great!!! and that smile says it all...
Then, onto the best part... well at least if you ask me... SHRIMP SCAMPI. And yes, its home made too... I was on a Martha Stewart type kick last night if you hadn't noticed.
Let me just tell you it tasted as good as it looks! IMO and again... I'm entitled.
All in all, it was nice, hubby was suprised, the kids had a blast and too much sugar at 9pm... We did not however all hide under the table as Tyler had wanted, just not a good idea. But we had a good time, the hubby was surprised and ate happily.
I can't wait to get home to eat some cake!!!! Then I'm gonna HAVE to go to the gym... I guess this is a good thing... right???
I'll just keep telling myself that for now... it sounds good.
Yup... this is the scene at 5 AM at Walmart... there isn't a parking spot in sight! I take a little consolation in the fact that I am not the only psycho shopper out there that will get up at this hour to save a buck.
But I was able to get the things I was looking for, including a pretty good deal on a DL lite for Isabel for christmas... Nice, I'm ahead of the game now. I usually don't start, or do any, of my christmas shopping until Christmas Eve.
Well.. I'm in and out in 45 minutes. The longest part was the wait at the stupid register. NOW I remember why I don't like shopping on this day! grrrr....
So I head on over to Kmart. Nice its still early I can get in and out without losing anymore sleep, and head on home to cuddle all nice and warm in bed with my hubby.
I THINK NOT.....
This is the scene as I pulled up to the Kmart parking lot, yes that is the line to get into the store which has not opened yet... and it continues the length of the building, I'd say there was at least 200 people waiting to get in. ANOTHER reason that I had forgotten as to why I don't like this day!!!!!
BUT I got my coffee maker, $9.99... can't beat that.
So here's my contribution to stablizing the economy.